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Prisons in the United States Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following issues is NOT a criticism of supermax prisons?

Question 2 2. The benefits of supermax prisons include safety of inmates and staff, keeping order in the prison, and potentially lowering _____ rates.

Question 3 3. An example of legislation that has led to a large increase in the number of Americans who are incarcerated is:

Question 4 4. The Prison Industrial Complex, or PIC, is:

Question 5 5. Michel Foucault wrote of the Panopticon as a metaphor for society in which seminal work?

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Question 6 6. The panopticon would not keep prisoners compliant if the prisoners could observe _____.

Question 7 7. The Department of Homeland Security holds the majority of its detainees in private prisons, who have violated what type of laws?

Question 8 8. Along with creating jobs and reducing the population in regular prisons, what is one major benefit to private prisons?

Question 9 9. The federal private prison systems has a(n) _____ requirement that is stated to increase safety and lower abuses though training.

Question 10 10. A prison that contracts with a government to provide housing for prisoners is a _____ prison and can be operated _____.

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Question 11 11. Prison abolitionists believe in all EXCEPT _____.

Question 12 12. Overcriminalization refers to all EXCEPT _____.

Question 13 13. The _____ Prison System used a _____ system whereby the prisoners would gather together to eat and work, and the be isolated at night.

Question 14 14. Which is NOT an attribute of the separate system used in the Walnut Street prison?

Question 15 15. Who were the two judges that were involved in the Kids for Cash Scandal?

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Question 16 16. Approximately how many juveniles were victims of the Kids for Cash Scandal?

Question 17 17. What was one thing Brockway accomplished after his resignation from Elmira Reformatory?

Question 18 18. What was Zebulon Brockway known as?

Question 19 19. If you had to sum up the Auburn Prison System in one word, what would it be?

Question 20 20. Which is a TRUE statement about the Auburn Prison System?

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Question 21 21. The first public prison became privatized in the mid-1800s. When did the privatization of prisons evolve?

Question 22 22. All are major concerns of private prisons EXCEPT _____.

Question 23 23. In early colonial times, what type of punishment was prominent throughout the American colonies?

Question 24 24. Which is NOT an attribute of the Auburn Prison System?

Question 25 25. Private corrections companies often have contracts based on what factors?

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Question 26 26. What is the main role of CoreCivic, formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)?

Question 27 27. Supermax prisons are maximum security facilities or units that house prisoners in segregation or _____.

Question 28 28. A conservative group of legislators, who work with large prison corporations to write legislation that helps put more people in prison, is called the:

Question 29 29. Who first conceived the idea of the panopticon as a prison structure?

Question 30 30. The first private prisons in the U.S. opened in 1984 due to _____ in state and federal prisons.

Prisons in the United States Chapter Exam Instructions

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